Men’s soccer making an early impression

by Sarah Black / Beacon Staff • September 13, 2012

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After a slow start, men's soccer is now 2-2 on the season
After a slow start, men's soccer is now 2-2 on the season

Emerson men’s soccer is just beginning to cause a stir after ending its preseason with two wins and two losses.

Saturday afternoon marked the first victory for the Lions, with a win over Regis College, giving Emerson a 1-2 record.

But as the conference opener is this Saturday in a double-header, head coach Jared Scarpaci still has some concern for their season.

“We have to instill the small things — it’s not the big plays; it’s doing the small things over and over,” he said.

Out of a team of about 30 players, 13 are soccer rookies, ranging from 11 freshmen to first-time players.

In a matter of minutes, junior Jonny Havens and freshman Adam Halliday scored. As a final goodbye, Emerson’s Jacob Lawrence pounded one last goal through the opposing net from the 18-yard line, leaving the final score at 4-1, Emerson.

Last night Emerson flew by Daniel Webster College in a 2-0 win. Freshman Alex Van Pelt, with assistance from sophomore Julian Cohen, scored the first goal at six minutes, followed by junior Alex Sypsomos, who went unassisted to score the second and final goal

Despite the encouraging flip from losses to wins, Scarpaci is cautious going into the first conference game.

“I feel like we could do something here,” he said. “I think we can really put something forward and get competitive.”